The Top 5 Business Continuity Excuses I Hear Every Day

The Top 5 Business Continuity Excuses I Hear Every DayReader beware: this is going to get ugly

Before we start: if you’re a technical person reading this, please forward to your boss, your boss’ boss and your boss’ boss’ boss. Forward it all the way up the org chart. Print it out and tack it to the bulletin board in the cafeteria. Make sure no one in I.T. management or at the C-level can pretend they didn’t know.

In the past few months, two White Star Software customers experienced one-in-a-million interruptions in availability of their OpenEdge application. I’m not talking about FIRE and BRIMSTONE DISASTERS. It was not Irma nor Harvey nor any other natural disaster. I’m talking about events like a construction crew 3 kilometres away cutting through a fibre link, or a random operating system bug corrupting files left, right and centre. My customers felt the wrath of events that were totally random and completely unavoidable. One customer was prepared and the other was not. Even for the one that was completely prepared, the costs to the business were significant.

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Diagnosing Performance Issues (Part 1 of 8192)

Diagnosing Performance Issues (Part 1 of 8192)

Picture a Rubik’s cube in your mind: at the core is the holy grail of system performance, and every colored tile is a potential bottleneck preventing you from attaining that perfection. On one side, you find database issues, another side is the network, there are the physical servers, and mixed throughout is plain old bad code. Today we’ll focus on a few big red flags related to your physical system resources: CPU, memory and disk.

My CPUs are on FIRE! 

When it comes to CPUs, you need to know one thing and check three:

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Migrating OpenEdge to Linux is Easier than You Think

Migrating OpenEdge to Linux is Easier than You Think

Over the past 10 or so years, the number of [AIX, HPUX, Solaris] to Linux migrations have been increasing steadily, along with the "safe" recommended maximum number of concurrent users. The reason is simple, of course: cost. Unless your OpenEdge application is serving thousands of users, Linux can probably do the job just as well as one of the proprietary Unix flavours. If you have less than 250 concurrent users then this should be a no-brainer for 98% of you.

Here are some points to consider for the OpenEdge migration:

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Recent Comments
Kandavel Elangovan
Very useful info!! Waiting for your blog on OE Upgradation
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 13:07
Paul Koufalis
I usually setup my printers as raw and manage the interface scripts from the application or through a simple bash script.
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 11:24
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